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Abdomen - The abdomen is the segmented tail area of an insect that contains the heart, Malpighian tubules, reproductive organs, and most of the digestive system.

Antenna - An antenna is a sensory appendage that is attached to the head of adult insects. Antennae are used for the sense of smell and balance. Insects have two antennae.

Compound Eye - Insect compound eyes are made up of many hexagonal lenses.

Head - The head is the part of the insect that contains the brain, two compound eyes, the proboscis, and the pharynx (the start of the digestive system). The two antennae are attached to the head.

Leg - All adult insects have six legs.

Thorax - The thorax is the body section between the head and the abdomen. The legs attach to the thorax.

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